Welcome to this writer’s workspace. Here’s what’s happening liiiiiiiiiiiiiive at Miranda’s desk:
What I wish I was working on: the final five chapters of ABSENT (I am, at last, that close!)
What I’m actually working on: writing an exam for my World Prehistory class. But, if I’m lucky, I’ll finish that before the day is out and be able to return to the last frantic push to finish revisions on the novel 🙂 Newly added to this version: sex, death, and a side of betrayal. Much juicier than version 1.
In general, the last week was one of nearly apocalyptic productivity for me. I wrote over 10K words, watched almost no television (except, of course, Dancing with the Stars), and let everything else slide (laundry, errands, grocery shopping, personal hygiene…okay, kidding on that last one, but you get the idea). Hence both productive and apocalyptic.
I also, for those of you following my mission to get healthier (e.g. lose 10lbs by August 31st) stayed pretty well on my new regimen this week. I made all 3 of my cardio workouts and 4 of the 5 scheduled stretching/back-exercise sessions, meaning I had to write SHAME on my chart of shame for one day 😦 I did even better with the eating portion of the equation, keeping the calories below 1800 four days and below 1600 on three days. I lost 1 pound, which puts me ahead of schedule. Hopefully I’ll be strong willed enough to keep this going. Wish me luck (please!).
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming:
Snippet from the screen: “The morning of the funeral was brilliant and clear, which felt wrong to Emily. Indecent, somehow. Sun reflected off distant minarets and the chaplain from the British base said a few words over Alexa’s grave.”
On the iTunes: “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys
Keeping me company: nobody, and everybody. Sid is home this week (and the next two!) as he takes a vacation between jobs (yes, the upheaval has been resolved and Sid will be starting a new position in late May…more to follow when the details are declassified ;). So, Ramses, being a disloyal little feline, is snuggled up down the hall in Sid’s office. No doubt they are plotting my downfall together (or at least thinking of ways to make a mess in the apartment).
Out the window: disappointingly normal early spring weather. Gone are the 80 degree days. It is sunny and cool. I know I shouldn’t complain, but heck…it’s chilly! I want me some global warming induced summer sun!
No time to procrastinate today, so no time to hunt down procrastinatory links for you, dear Reader! Apologies…but I’m off to the gym!